Are you planning to take a trip to Napa Valley next year or late this year?
Napa Valley is an hour north of San Francisco and is bursting with great activities to do. If you are planning to visit Napa Valley later this year or next year, you should plan out on the places you want to go to Napa Valley and the things you need to bring.
Here are a few things you need to know about Napa Valley that will help you with your itinerary.
#1 The Best Time of the Year
Napa Valley is indeed heaven for vineyard lovers; and if you want to make most out of your trip to the valley, the best time to schedule your vacation is between August and October, which is the harvesting season. During these months there are a lot of things to do including exploring the rest of the valley and the perfect time to do a wine tasting. However, if August – October aren’t the best months for you to travel, Napa is also at its best between March and May. For better planning, here is a guide for the best time to visit Napa Valley.
#2 Napa’s Country Village
During peak season, harvesting grapes and visiting winery halls to taste various wines aren’t the only options in Napa Valley; you can also get to experience a festive mood in Napa’s country village, where there is a lot of good food to eat and wine to taste at several different wine halls and restaurants. Also, the market places during nighttime are beautifully lit with various entertaining activities.
Places like Lake Berryessa, Castello di Amorosa, and Oxbow Public Market shouldn’t be missed out on your bucket list.
#3 The Wine and Dine on Board in the Wine Train
One of the most popular activities to do in Napa Valley is to take the board into the Napa Valley Wine Train for their Quattro Vino Legacy Tour, where it is a six-hour trip history of Napa’s Highway 29; it will take the passengers back to the pre-prohibition days in the 1800s. Through this trip, you will be able to see IG worthy scenic views of refurbished places and items, antique railcar, eat great food with their four-course gourmet meal, and taste best and fresh wines during stops at Robert Mondavi, V. Sattui, and Charles Kung wineries.
#4 Getting reservations
While there are a lot of best walk-in restaurants and hotels in Napa Valley, there is always an advantage of getting reservations before heading to the country. There are Napa Valley tours that can help you with your trip to the country; all you need to do is make a reservation several months before your scheduled vacation.
Here are a few more activities to include in your itinerary:
- Exploring downtown Napa
- Eat breakfast in Yountville
- Visit the boutique wineries at the UpValley such as Goosecross Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stewart Cellars, Turnbull Wine Cellars, and the Staglin Family Vineyard.
- Eat your lunch at Gott’s Roadside
- Ride in hot air balloon for your last day of hurrah in Napa
To have great days in Napa Valley, make sure to plan out your itinerary well.